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Visitors rise 1.6 pct to 9.47 million in Jan-April

Macau logged 9.47 million visitor arrivals in the first four months of the year, a year-on-year increase of just 1.6 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. According to a DSEC statement, same-day visitors accounted for 51.9 percent of the total number. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 62.8 percent and 23.9 percent of […]

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Macau logged 9.47 million visitor arrivals in the first four months of the year, a year-on-year increase of just 1.6 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday.

According to a DSEC statement, same-day visitors accounted for 51.9 percent of the total number.

Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 62.8 percent and 23.9 percent of all visitor arrivals in January-April respectively.

In April, Macau recorded 2.39 million visitors, up just 0.7 percent year-on-year.

Visitors from the mainland rose 10.4 percent year-on-year to 1.53 million in April. Visitors from Guangdong accounted for 42.1 percent of all arrivals from the mainland.

Some 39.9 percent of all mainland visitors travelled under the so-called Individual Visit Scheme (IVS).

The remainder were members of tour groups.

Thai visitors rose 20 percent year-on-year to 27,173 in April. Russian visitors increased 21.1 percent to 2,726.(macaunews)

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